Sheryl Sandberg – Lean In – Women, Work and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of FaceBook, talks openly in her book ‘Lean In’ about the challenges women face in the workplace. The practical and obvious ones, such as combining a career with raising a family and finding the right mentors and sponsors; the internal obstacles, such as fear, self-doubt, lack of confidence and our internalising of negative messages; and other barriers that frequently exist, such as negative stereotyping and unconscious bias.
Sheryl provides excellent practical advice – sit at the table, make your partner a real partner, seek and speak your truth – combined with real life stories and good humour.
Lean In is an excellent read for women (and men) who want to progress in their careers.
The book originated from a TED Talk given by Sheryl in 2010 that started this conversation on how women can succeed in the workforce. Here’s the TED Talk: